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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car Near Baron Cameron Avenue and Fountain Drive

by Fatimah Waseem June 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm 12 Comments

A 63-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a car at the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Fountain Drive last night around 9 p.m.

The news comes as local police launched a pedestrian and bicyclist safety campaign in Reston this week in response to an increase in pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents.

Police believe the pedestrian was midway through the crossing on Baron Cameron Avenue prior to Fountain Drive when a car in the right lane hit the man.

The driver of the Camry attempted to brake and swerve the car but was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian police said.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. His identity is being withheld until the family is notified.

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a  factor in the crash. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors, police said. The driver remained on the scene and called for help.

In late May, a 71-year-old pedestrian attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Reston Parkway and Bluemont Way was hit by a car and killed.

Anyone with information about the most recent incident should call the police department’s crash reconstruction unit at 703-280-0543.

Photo via Google Maps

  • 30yearsinreston

    Another one !
    How many before before Hudgins gets her head out of the sand

    • Mike M

      I wonder if the politically motivated police surge this week further emboldened the pedestrian. So many think that:
      1) They are always seen.
      2) They always have the right of way.

    • Chkitout1

      Build and build with no infrastructure improvements and the poor street lighting in Reston make it very hazardous for pedestrians. Shame on our politicians.

  • Tom Mccauley

    Very sad. That intersection’s as well as where the last pedestrian death occurred are 4 way traffic patterns, unlike similarly busy pedestrian crossings on Reston parkway (at the Hyatt) where the traffic is a two-way flow where cars cannot make a left hand turn.

    I hope the new safety campaign will recognize which current pedestrian crossings work well—-South Lakes/Soapstone where all traffic stops (lights turn red) for walkers crossing both Soapstone and South Lakes.

    In that light, traffic planners could take a fresh look at these two intersections: Whiele and Sunrise Valley and Whiele and Sunset Hills—–with increasing foot traffic maybe a 4 way all red stop may promote safety.

    Lastly, my pedestrian pet peeve: the W and OD trail crossing at Whiele near the Pizza Hut. Build and overpass bridge! As Reston grows and become “more dense”, let’s hope planners recognize the impact of increased dwellings and new Metro stations.

    Again, sad, some family is in shock due to a senseless death

    • MakeRestonBetter

      There is a plan to build a bridge at the Wiehle/W&OD intersection. Expected completion 2024. You can search the VDOT and FDOT websites to get updates and more information.

      • Justin Edwards

        good i am always terrified i am going to hit someone there. its so dangerous.

      • Jane

        Wow, 6 years to build a small pedestrian bridge?

        • 30yearsinreston

          The cupboard is bare
          All funds have been allocated for bike lanes and woonfers

          • Greg

            And “workforce” housing.

    • Why do you bother?

      The report says that the victim was not crossing at an intersection, but in the middle of a block. Obviously dumb move.

  • Justin Edwards

    Geez that is right next to that Inova ER must have been bad because it seems they could have taken the person for treatment almost immediately. how incredibly tragic.

  • Kojo

    I suspect the problem here is the legal right turn on red from a dedicated turn lane. Traffic is several cars deep, stopped at the red light in the through lanes, and the right turn lane is empty. So cars wanting to make the right on red bomb down the empty lane and don’t stop until they’re practically *in* the intersection, if they even stop at all. They certainly don’t stop at the pedestrian crossing, and if someone is crossing and doesn’t anticipate the right-on-red cars, they can get hit.

    I’ve done this exact thing myself as a driver. There should be mandatory stops at the crosswalk in dedicated turning lanes.

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